AZ027
Alty Agach area This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 5,500 ha

Protection status:

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
Low mountains on the easternmost part of the Great Caucasus. Most of the site is forested and there are also areas of steppe and numerous small lakes.

Key biodiversity
A preliminary survey found more than 65 species, including 20 raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (2+ pairs), Falco naumanni (breeds), Tetrao mlokosiewiczi (very rare, possibly breeds), Crex crex (common on passage). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Hieraaetus pennatus (6+ pairs). Aquila nipalensis is common on migration.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alty Agach area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.